FULL DAY SHORT TREK . ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS . KUAN SI WATERFALL . LOCAL VILLAGES
EXPLORE THE ELEPHANTS FORESTS OF THE ANCIENT LAOS KING
Pick up from your accommodation at around 8:15 – 09:00 AM. 30 min drive take us to the starting point of trekking Ban Xang Hai, is also known as Whisky Village. Here you can see the process of making lao lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and for some maybe even an early morning sample!
After a short stop at the village, we start trekking in the elephants forests of ancient Laos King. We go though rice fields, river, forests and valleys of mountain. You will be amazed at how green and lush it is on the way. Passing the bamboo forests where elephants live, we reach our destination Manifa Elephant Camp and end our one and half hour trek.
At around 11 AM, we start “MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS PROGRAM“ in Manifa Elephant Camp.
- 1 HOUR ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
- CRUELTY FREE RIDING (OPTIONAL BARE-NECK OR CORRECTLY WEIGHTED HOWDAH)
- WE PROVIDE AN ABUNDANCE OF BANANAS AND SUGAR CANE STICKS (OUR ELEPHANTS FAVORITE SNACK FOOD) FOR YOU TO FEED HELP US FEED OUR 17 ELEPHANTS
- SLASH AROUND IN THE WATER AND HELP IN BATHING ALL OUR ELEPHANTS
We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river.
At about 1 PM, We start driving to Kuang Si Waterfall. We stay 2 hours there. You can take a dip in the turquoise waterfall with a backdrop of white limestone cliffs and also visit Bear Rescue Center. We leave for Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. We make a short visit at Ban Na Uan Hmong village on the way. Then we return to the city between 5:30-6:00 PM which is the ideal time to visit Phousi Mountain to see sunset.
Recommended to join in this tour with two or more people. We have to double the price for a single participant because the reference price starts from 2 participants .
BAN XANG HAI
A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.
TREK IN THE ELEPHANTS FORESTS OF THE ANCIENT LAOS KING
Ban Xang Hai forests were a venerable area known as the forests for the King’s elephants in the ancient era
CRUELTY FREE ELEPHANT RIDE
Explore the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle with elephant. Manifa mahout team have a tremendous bond with their elephant. They will support you to ride elephant with no cruelty.
Manifa Elephant Camp provides pleanty of snack food (banana & sugarcane stick, pineapple) for you to feed elephants. No additional charge for elephant snacks
BUFFET STYLE LUNCH
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional laos flavours and delight in the western international style dishes. Made with love and fresh local ingredients | Vegetarian options available
KUANG SI WATERFALL
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) drop.